Spotted Redshank

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern Scandinavia and northwest Russia in summer; discontinuously throughout Africa and the Middle East in winter.

Description:

Size: 29-32 cm in length with a 61-67 cm wingspan. Adults weigh 121-205 g.

Plumage: Adults are black with white speckles in summer and pale to off-white in winter. and has a white oval on the back only visible in flight. Juveniles are gray-brown with white speckles on the wings and back, and have pale undersides with subtle white bars.

Adults have pink legs while juveniles have black legs. Both have a black bill and black eyes with white eyerings.

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Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alaska
alberta
aleutians
british columbia
california
connecticut
kansas
labrador
maine
massachusetts
michigan
nevada
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
texas
virginia
washington
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
black
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species